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VENTURES AFRICA – Vantage Capital, a South African-based mezzanine debt provider, has announced the launch of its inaugural renewable energy debt fund dubbed The Vantage GreenX Fund (“Vantage GreenX”). Vantage GreenX, an acronym for Green Electricity, was established to play a meaningful role in the South Africa’s energy sector with a total commitment of R2.2 billion ($215m)

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As the global appetite for energy continues to increase rapidly, governments and corporations alike are devoting greater resources for the discovery of new energy sources as well as the development of more efficient technology in this domain. In fact, newer economic powerhouses such as China are discovering that the going is even tougher for them.

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Switzerland-based waste to energy specialist Hitachi Zosen Inova has got the go-ahead to start enabling work for a major energy from waste plant in South Gloucestershire. The turnkey contractor’s client Sita UK has just has secured a 25-year contract worth £1.4bn to treat the West London Waste Authority’s residual waste. This will now trigger a

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Recycling rates have fallen in half of the capital’s boroughs and more rubbish is being burned Almost half of London’s 33 London councils recorded a fall in the proportion of household waste they recycled in 2012-13 compared with the previous year, with a further five boroughs flatlining. Annual waste statistics from the department for environment and rural

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Swiss Re survey shows more customers would rather buy renewable energy from utilities than generate their own. Utility customers are hungry for green energy — and more of them are willing to buy it from their utility than to generate it on their own. That’s a piece of data out from Swiss Re this week,

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Egyptian Christian minority with tradition of turning a profit from recycling given official role in city’s waste processing Suzie Greiss said: “I mean just look, you can hardly walk on the streets, there’s rubbish everywhere. It’s disgusting!” She lives in Heliopolis, a well-heeled suburb of Cairo. The capital’s streets have grown filthy over the past few

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A growing volume of municipal solid waste, an increasing need to generate energy and stricter legislations are together driving the waste to energy (WTE) plant market globally. Revenues – that at the end of 2012 accounted for US$19bn – are expected to reach US$29bn by 2016, according to a latest study by Frost & Sullivan

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If you’re someone who cares about the environment, your first and foremost concern is probably climate change. After that, you might worry about such things as radioactive contamination, collapsing honeybee colonies and endangered ecosystems. But a number of researchers are focused on a problem that has faded out of the news cycle: the piles of garbage that are growing around

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